Signs & symptoms

 Signs:

  • moving closer to or away from page
  • becoming restless
  • using finger as a marker
  • skipping words and lines
  • rubbing eyes and blinking excessively
  • low self esteem

Symptoms:

  • movement of print
  • blurring of print
  • letters changing shape or size
  • letters fading or becoming darker
  • patterns appearing - sometimes described as "worms" or "rivers" running through print
  • illusions of colour - blobs of colour on the page or colours surrounding letters or words
  • rapid tiring
  • headache or eyestrain